US Secretary of State Says Bahrain Must Stop Discriminating against Shia Communities
The US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Tuesday (August 15, 2017) that “Bahrain must stop discriminating against the Shia communities” who compose majority of the Bahraini population.
Reprieve: 14 Saudis Facing Imminent Execution for Protest Offences
There are urgent concerns that 14 Saudi Arabian men accused of protest-related offences are facing imminent execution, Reprieve reported on its website.
“Arab Times” Editor Osama Fawzi Makes Episode about Muslim Brotherhood: King’s Cousin Founded it, was General Controller
Palestinian-American Journalist and editor of the famous “Arab Times” newspaper issued in the US Dr. Osama Fawzi mocked the dualism of Bahraini government in dealing with Muslim Brotherhood in Bahrain, describing it as “political whoring”
Video: US Official Mocks Bahrain FM, Stresses “Muslim Brotherhood” Supporter of Gov’t against Shiite Majority
Former US Assistant Secretary of State Tom Malinowski mocked the Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid Al Khalifa, who said yesterday in Cairo that Bahrain will punish any side that will express sympathy to the Muslim Brotherhood affiliation.
Qatari Newspaper Editor in Chief Says Bahrain “Island of Retweets”, A Dependent of Saudi
Editor in Chief of Qatar’s Al-Arab newspaper, Abdullah al-Azba, said that Bahrain “does not have its independent decision”, saying, ““The most honest way to describe the island of Bahrain is the country of retweet.”
Amid Gulf-Qatar Row, Tweeters Repost Video for Bahraini MP Chanting ISIS Slogans
A footage showed Deputy Speaker of the Council of Representatives Abdulhalim Murad and leader in the Salafist Al-Asalah society that has close ties with the Manama authorities chanting ISIS slogans threatening to kill Shia.
Video: Nasser bin Hamad Attacks Qatar, Accuses it of “Hypocrisy and Plotting”
In a speech delivered in front of the Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad during his visit to the Royal Guard Forces, Nasser bin Hamad, son of Bahrain’s King, accused Qatar, without naming it, of “hypocrisy and plotting”.
Video: Intervention for US Congressman McGovern Calling to Immediately Release Nabeel Rajab
US Congressman James McGovern called to immediately and unconditionally release the prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab.
Video: Washington Concerned about Wa’ad Dissolution, Killing of Protestors in Diraz
US State Department expressed deep concern about the decision taken by the Bahraini authorities to dissolve the opposition party, the Wa’ad political society, and said that they are following that situation closely.
New Video Showing Forces Affiliated to MoI Attacking Old Man during Diraz Raid
Activists on social media outlets circulated footage showing forces affiliated to the Ministry of Interior while attacking an old citizen in Diraz, during the raid carried out on the village on May 23, 2017.
Video: Bahrain Severs Ties with Qatar, Accuses it of Attempting to “Bring down Regime”
Bahrain’s official television aired a statement on Monday (June 5, 2017) morning in which it announced severing its diplomatic and consular relations with the State of Qatar.
Video: Al-Ghuraifi: What Happened in Diraz a "Bitter Experience", Crisis not in Anyone's Favor
Shiite cleric Sayed Abdullah al-Ghuraifi, confirmed that no one seeks harm to Bahrain, stressing that "anything that leads the country towards more tension, worry, fear, and lack of security and stability" is not acceptable.
Video: Mother of Martyrs Mostafa & Mohammad Hamdan Ready to Sacrifice Third Son in Defense of Religion
The mother of martyrs Mostafa and Mohammad Hamdan said she is ready to sacrifice her third child, Ammar, in defense of religion.
Video: UN Urges Bahrain to Investigate Killing Incident of Protestor in Diraz
The United Nations expressed concerns about reports from Bahrain stating that a protestor was killed at the hands of the security forces in the village of Diraz that has been witnessing an open-ended sit-in since June 2016, calling on the authorities to investigate the killing incident.
Video: Bahrain EDB Official says Economy in Bahrain Represents a Challenge
In light of Bahrain's economy recently taking a hit from low oil prices, Bahrain economy expert said that the situation represents a challenge, but also an opportunity, clarifying that it would help “really push through economic reforms”.
Video: UN Concerned about Trying Civilians in Military Courts, Calls for Holding Genuine Dialogue in Bahrain
The United Nations expressed concerns about a number of restrictions in place in Bahrain, notably on fundamental freedoms.
Video: Armored Vehicle Affiliated to MoI Fires Tear Gas Canisters at Diraz Elementary School, Students Suffocate
Activists on social media said that some students in Diraz Elementary School for Boys suffocated on Tuesday (April 4, 2017) due to inhaling tear gas fired by armored vehicle affiliated to the Ministry of Interior.
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman to France 24: There is Serious Deterioration in HR Situation in Bahrain, Major States Should Exert More Pressure
Sheikh Maytham Al-Salman, Head of Religious Freedom Unit in BHRO, said that the majority of Bahraini citizens (Shia) are subjected to systematic violations over their religion, according to the Special Rapporteurs reports and that of the US Department of States and European Union, stating that 65% of the citizens are being persecuted.
Video: Abdollahian Says Bahrain’s Rulers Completely under Saudi Hegemony, Cannot Make Any Decisions on their Own
Iranian Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs and Assistant to Parliament Speaker, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, said that Bahrain’s king could have built constructive relations with his people, if it wasn't for Saudi Arabia's military occupation of Bahrain.
Video: Israeli Defense Minister Accuses Iran of undermining Stability in Bahrain & Other Countries
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that the major challenge to the Middle East is Iran, accusing it of undermining stability in every country in the Middle East.